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A TV anime for Val x Love (戦×恋) was announced to be in production on May 10th, 2019. On July 11th 2019, it was officially scheduled to premiere in October 2019 and air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 in Japan. The series premiered with an air date of October 5th 2019.

On September 30th 2019, North American licensor Sentai Filmworks announced that it had obtained global rights to the series outside of Asia, with plans for streaming and home video. The same day, HIDIVE announced plans to simulcast the series.[1][2]

StaffEdit

The series is directed by Takashi Naoya at animation studio Hoods Entertainment, with assistance from Matsuo Asami. Series composition writing is handled by Tatsuya Takahashi. Character Designs are handled by Kiyoshi Tateishi, who is also working as Chief Animation Supervisor alongside Toshimitsu Kobayashi and Yukiyo Komito. Art Direction is handled by Masazumi Matsumiya and Hiroki Kobayashi, with Color Design by Ryoji Nagasawa.

Main CastEdit

The main voice cast of the series.

Character Actor
Takuma Akutsu Yūya Hirose
Natsuki Saotome Kaede Hondo
Itsuyo Saotome Ai Kakuma
Mutsumi Saotome Rina Hidaka
Ichika Saotome Yumi Uchiyama
Futaba Saotome Yumi Hara
Misa Saotome Ayaka Shimizu
Shino Saotome Rikako Aida
Yakumo Saotome Maki Kawase
Kururi Saotome Kotori Koiwai

EpisodesEdit

# Image Title Airdate

JPN
Blu-ray

1
Vallove-ep1screen
The Fighting Maiden
(戦う乙女)
October 5th, 2019 Blu-ray Vol.1
2
Ep2image
The Binding Maiden

(縛る乙女)

October 12th, 2019
3
Ep3image
The Secret Maiden

(秘密の乙女)

October 19th, 2019
4 The Unstoppable Maiden /
The Serving Maiden

(無双する乙女/奉仕する乙女)

October 26th, 2019 Blu-ray Vol.2
5 The Believing Maiden

(信じる乙女)

November 2nd, 2019
6 The Nude Maiden

(裸の乙女)

November 9th, 2019
7 November 16th, 2019 Blu-ray Vol.3
8 November 23rd, 2019
9 November 30th, 2019
10 December 7th, 2019 Blu-ray Vol.4
11 December 14th, 2019
12 December 21st, 2019

MusicEdit

The original soundtrack is composed by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND and produced by Avex Pictures. Hiroto Morishita worked as Sound Director, with sound production handled by Dax Production.

The Opening Theme is "for..." performed by Rikako Aida. The song serves as her first single, and is produced by DMM Music and Astro Voice.

The Ending Theme, "UP-DATE x PLEASE!!!", produced by Avex Pictures, is performed by the Japanese voice actors of the Saotome Sisters, split into groups of three:

  • "UP-DATE × PLEASE!!! ver 1.7.8"
  • "UP-DATE × PLEASE!!! ver 2.6.9"
  • "UP-DATE × PLEASE!!! ver 3.4.5"
    • Performed by Misa (Ayaka Shimizu), Shino (Rikako Aida), & Itsuyo (Ai Kakuma) 

Each version of the song is sold as an individual CD release, which includes the full version of that iteration of the song, as well as the track "UP-DATE × PLEASE!!!!!!!!!", an iteration sung by all nine Saotome Sisters. Purchasing all 3 CD's from participating shops awards customers with a bonus CD featuring "UP-DATE × PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Ver.X", a version sung by the nine Saotome Sisters + Takuma (Yūya Hirose).

Official ArtworkEdit

Promotional Videos & CommercialsEdit

Events & PromotionEdit

  • An early screening of the first 3 Episodes of the anime series is planned to be held at the Kanda Shrine on September 23rd, 2019. 100 participants will be selected by lottery to attend via Yahoo! Japan's PassMarket. In addition to the screening, the event will feature a discussion panel between special guest staff, as well as voice actors Yūya Hirose (Takuma), Kaede Hondo (Natsuki), Ai Kakuma (Itsuyo), and Rina Hidaka (Mutsumi). The event will include a ceremony in the shrine's main hall, in which the guests and participants shall pray for the series to be a hit.
  • A series of events titled "Val x Love Screenings in AKIHABARA" are scheduled to take place at the Akihabara Gamers Main Shop every other week during the course of the anime's broadcast run. 150 people will be selected by lottery to attend. Each screening will show two episodes, and then follow-up with a talk show hosted by the special guests in attendance.
    • The 1st Screening (October 9th): Episodes 1 & 2, with guests Yūya Hirose (Takuma) & Kaede Hondo (Natsuki).
    • The 2nd Screening (October 23rd): Episodes 3 & 4, guests TBA.
    • The 3rd Screening (November 6th): Episodes 5 & 6, guests TBA.
    • The 4th Screening (November 20th): Episodes 7 & 8, guests TBA.
    • The 5th Screening (December 4th): Episodes 9 & 10, guests TBA.
    • The 6th Screening (December 18th): Episodes 11 & 12, guests TBA.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sentai Filmworks Summons “Val x Love”
  2. “Val x Love” Simulcast Prepares for Battle on HIDIVE
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